Funding

Looking for ways to fund your education or research? Check out the information below to explore a number of options and resources available at UW and outside. Be sure to check back for regular updates on upcoming information sessions & other timely news!


Funding Resources

If you have any questions about funding opportunities, please contact your respective departments, or reach out to the following offices:

 


Upcoming 2019/2020 Application Deadlines:

2021-22 competition opens March 31st, 2020

Attend the Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session to learn more about going abroad with Fulbright. Provides funding for research, graduate study, teaching English, etc. in more than 140 countries around the globe. U.S. citizenship required. International student options are available.
Please click here for information regarding the Fulbright Program and COVID-19.

UW’s Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies

April 6, 2020 (Deadline)

UW’s Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies awards an average of $100,000 or more a year to students and faculty at the University of Washington. Annual scholarships and fellowships support students passionate about the study of labor and labor activism, while the Best Paper Prize honors quality scholarship on labor issues produced by students. Apply by April 6,2020!

Please contact the Bridges Center or Labor Studies student advising for information about this scholarship in response to COVID-19.

 

Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship

[Suspended until further notice in response to COVID-19]

April 20, 2020 (Deadline)

Young people deserve to experience the world beyond their college campuses, but not everyone can afford to travel, especially if you’re on a student budget.

The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world.

At Tortuga, our mission is to help you live on your terms, including students studying abroad. When customers purchase luggage from us for their trips, they are “paying it forward” by funding scholarships for students like you.

The Scholarship

The winner of the Tortuga Scholarship will receive:

The scholarship may be used for tuition, room and board, books, or travel. Funds will be sent directly to the winner’s study abroad program or university. In cases where this is not possible, alternative arrangements will be made.

Eligibility Requirements

To apply for the Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or currently studying in the US on a student visa
  • Be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing at a four-year, degree-granting college or university in the U.S.
  • Have applied to or been accepted into a study abroad program eligible for credit by your college or university

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

 

Byron Hanke Fellowship

May 1, 2020 (Deadline)

The Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR) awards its Byron Hanke Fellowship to selected graduate students to implement research projects related to the development, management and governance of common interest communities and their community associations.

Applicants must be enrolled, at time of application and through the research period, in a graduate level program (masters, doctoral, legal) at an accredited higher education institution in the United States or Canada. Students from any relevant discipline may apply for the Hanke Fellowship, provided their research project relates to community associations and/or common interest communities.

Projects may focus on applied or theoretical research and must be done in conjunction with the fellow’s graduate studies. The application should clearly explain the purpose and anticipated outcomes of the project and show how it will expand or enhance existing theory, knowledge, or data collection and help to advance the Foundation’s mission.

Within the field of community associations and common-interest communities, Hanke Fellowship projects are accepted for the following topics:

  • Financial Crisis: Community Associations in Lien Priority, Insolvency or Foreclosure
  • How Community Associations respond to aging infrastructure and aging residents
  • Evaluating the impact of short-term rentals on Community Associations
  • Quantifying how Community Associations impact home values and resale activity
  • How Community Associations manage risks related to technology use and data collection
  • Trends in Community Association efforts to conserve resources and protect the environment

The Hanke Fellowship stipends range from $3,000-$5,000 over one year, or as determined by the Foundation. The Foundation Executive Committee maintains the right to determine the amount of the stipend.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund Scholarships

May 15, 2020 (Deadline)

Provides educational grants and scholarships to women pursuing secondary educational goals as well as ongoing professional development. Two of the grants are open to women in any discipline. Find out more here!

Global Fellowships  //  Global, Gap & Grad Fellowships

Now is the perfect time for rising seniors and soon-to-be bachelor’s alums to plan and apply for fellowships for the 2020-2021 academic year.  There are a lot of opportunities open and we have 3 great ways for interested students to learn more and to get started!

 

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans Program

October 29, 2020 (deadline)

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the US. Each year, the foundation invests in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the US, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows.

Click here to learn more and apply.

Attend a Global, Gap & Grad Fellowships Information Session to learn about research, study and teaching abroad programs.
Sign up for Global Fellowships Prep to connect with advisors and gain access to tools to support your fellowship application process. Learn more here!

Global Fellowships Prep brings together UW students (undergraduates–especially juniors and seniors, bachelor’s alumni, grad/professional students and alumni) to explore post-graduate fellowships for 2020-2021. These fellowships support graduate school, research, creative work, community-based projects, and English teaching primarily abroad. We have also included a few opportunities that support students staying in the U.S. Most of the scholarships relevant to these activities have similar application processes, and all of them have deadlines that fall between September-November 2019 to fund activities during the 2020-21 academic year.

If you’re thinking about what you will be doing in 2020-21, whether you’ll have graduated by that point and are looking for “gap” year experiences, whether you’re looking to start grad school in fall 2020, or whether you’re already in grad school and are looking for opportunities to extend your work beyond UW, join us to explore those options and more. First-year and sophomore undergraduates are also encouraged to join us to learn about these opportunities early and strategically plan and prepare for a future application.


Looking for more? Click here to look at previously offered scholarships.

 


Further Resources:

NAFSA U.S. Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants List

UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Also check out this list of scholarships that aren’t just for study abroad. Scholarships that help you go to school apply to study abroad!